We took out the bushes and overgrown trees and planted lot's of pretty flowers, my favorites were the double bloom daffodils and tulips. I painted the door a few times and ended up with this pretty blue color. Over time we spruced up the mailbox, got new exterior lights, door handle, roof, and took off that stained glass film on the windows.
We sold in the spring so you can't really see all the pretty perennials in bloom or how well the lawn greened up. But, I think it's good to know that if you move into a home with a dead lawn, there is hope. It takes some work. But, lawns can improve with TLC.